So now I'm leaving Chicago on Monday (an extra 3 days in town), and I'll be taking the Amtrak to California. Only 53 hours in transit, that's not so bad, right? I just hope I smell too disgusting when I get to CA, since I don't think I'll have access to a shower on the train. And I plan to run around outside when the train makes stops for longer than 2 minutes. Or even for less than 2 minutes. (Because hey, 90 seconds of exercise is better than 0 seconds of exercise.) I hope the ride is at least as "interesting" and "fun" as I've heard it can be.